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with the latest on this story. good morning. >> good morning, ann. well, rebecca brooks wrote a letter to her staff and reiterates her apology. she goes on to admit that she's become a focal point in this crisis and potential distraction from news international's efforts to fix the problems of the past. from the moment this scandal broke rebecca brooks has been a lightning rod. the editor of the "news of the wor world" when the most damaging we allegation of phone hacking took place. >> james miller and rebecca brooks can deny knowledge but they can't deny responsibility. >> reporter: in 2002 reporters for the paper are accused of hacking voice mail, a 13-year-old murder victim. brook shut down the paper last sunday firing hundreds but her offer to resign last week was declined by news corp. today the company accepted. meanwhile, brooks' former boss, rupert murdoch, has gone on the defensive choosing to talk to one of his own papers if in an interview with the "wall street journal," he said the damage done to news corp's reputation are irresist viable. murdoch pledged to investigate any charg
to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm in the uk who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a rise at the krngs becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. neil sean worked for another murdoch paper "the sun" and now an nbc analyst. >> she rose to the top through sheer ambition, fantastic networking and an ability to do the job. >> reporter: in 2002 with brooks at the paper's helm that "news of the world" reports allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager, milly dowler. brooks denied any phone hacking and apologized. she has rubbed elbows with the rich and famous and the powerful. she has had close personal relationships with the three most recent prime ministers. as recently as last december, david cameron met twice with brooks in visits his office describes as social. cameron has come under fire for his connections to murdoch's news international. his former spokesperson, andy cowl so coulson was
to the bank. >>. the growing scandal that threatens to sink a media empire. rebekah brooks was released from custody after hours of questioning. >> the head of scotland yard has stepped down even though this top cop insists he did nothing wrong. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was rupert murdock's protege and it's said he considered her his other daughter. sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the tabloid newspaper "news of the world." that they hacked the cell phones of 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell. the head of scotland yard resigning. surpail stevenson said he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists, nor of the alleged bribery of police officers by "news of the world" reporters. >> i had n
including the ceo rebecca brooks who heads to parliament today. uk police being questioned by parliament. they're under scrutiny for failure to investigate previous hacking incidents and alleged ties to executives in murdoch's companies. and "the new york times" reports that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars covering up wrongdoing at the now defunct "news of the world," the "times" cites interviews with hundreds of current and former employees say "the news of the world" paid police for information. and a twist to the story, a reporter and the scandal's first-named whistleblower was found dead yesterday. there's an ongoing investigation but police say the death is, quote, not suspicious. "the guardian" newspaper is reporting that police found a bag in the trash near rebecca brooks' home saying the bag contained a computer, phone, and paperwork. detectives are examining the bag. cnbc reports that murdoch is considering stepping down as news corp. ceo. he could be placed by current chief operating officer, chase carey. meanwhile, standard & poor's now sa
rebecca brooks announced her resignation. she was editor of news the world. rupert murdoch apologized for serious wrongdoing in a full page ad. news international is owned by news corp. a parent company much fox news we have serious heat advisories. meteorologist maymariah molina has more. >> good to see you. we have a heat wave in transmittal portions of the u.s.. i want to point out. we have a new storm system arrive negligent pacific northwest and bringing cooler in seattle. today's high only 68 degrees. heading east bound and highs in the 90s from rapid city to minneapolis and across portions of texas. dallas triple at 100 degrees . factor in the humidity and that's what we are talking about dangerous heat. there is a number of warnings stretching from north dakota and missouri and portions of congress congress and oklahoma. it is dangerous conditions with heat index up to 115 degrees. you need to take precautions and say hydrate lighter clothing and lighter colored clothing as well. temperatures will continue to heat up. we are talking about 99 in rapid city and nen in miles per
emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: those are some of the questions that are certain to be asked on tuesday when brooks, her boss rupert murdoch, and james murdococ son and heir, are scheduled to appear before a committee of the british parliament. now that brooks has been arrested it's not clear that she will appear, and if she does, that she will say anything. >> remember, this will be the first time on tuesday that the people at the s
-- >> i'm not aware of that particular phrase. >> rebekah brooks, murdoch's former new york chief as appeared. she resigned on friday. brooks denies responsibility for the alleged hack being at the newspaper she once ran and insists she was shocked and disgusted when she heard reports about murdered school girls' phone being tapped. >> of course i have regrets. the idea that millie's phone was accessed by someone being paid by "news of the world" is abhorrent to me as it is to everyone in this room. and this is an ultimate regret that the speed in which we have found out and tried to find out the bottom of this investigation has been too slow. >> it's not clear if rupert murdoch helped or hurt his cause with his testimony. many observers felt that he looked old even foggy at times. this tweet from howard kurtz, quote, every detail of scandal that rupert says he's not familiar with makes him look more disengaged as a ceo. >> murdoch looked out of it. he looked like a ceo whose not in touch with what's is going on in his own company even as the evidence began to mount of wrongdoing
that -- >> president obama continuing with his twitter town hall. hi, everyone, i'm e.d. hill in for brooke baldwin today. it's a very busy wednesday. we get straight to some of the stories unfolding right now. accused boston crime boss whitey bulger formally arraigned minutes ago. accused of 19 murders. his plea, not guilty. >>>and a shocking new warning today from homeland security. would-be terrorists surgically implanting bombs into their bodies to smuggle them on to planes. >>>and the president holding a first ever twitter town hall. >>> but we begin with this. celebrities, murder and terror victims, many of their phones hijacked. it is going to show you that some journalists will do anything to get a scoop on a story. british hackers from the news of the world newspaper allegedly hacked into cell phone voice mails, including that of murdered british teen, milly doweler. police say the hackers deleted some of doweler's messages. if so, they may have interfered with a murder investigation. news of the world is part of the rupert murdoch media empire. several employees have already been intervie
enveloping rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks stepping down and dan harris tracking the latest overnight. >> good morning. it's important to remember that rebekah brooks wasn't just any executive, he referred to her as his daughter reportedly bought her lavish gifts and often would dine alone at her at a country pub rather than taking power meetings with business leaders or politicians. rebekah brooks worked extremely closely with rupert murdoch for 22 years including editing the newspaper at the heart of this scandal and then running all of his british newspapers. in stepping down this morning brooks said she felt a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt. this resignation is the latest in a string of hard hits for murdoch. the 80-year-old titan, the man who in america owns fox news and "the wall street journal." he has remained relatively mum as this scandal has metastasized but this morning he is now finally speaking out about the scandal involving one of his tabloid papers in england, "news of the world." accused of bribing police officials and hacking into
case has left the pond. rebekah brooks has resigned in the wake of the growing phone hacking scandal as the fbi looks into allegations murdoch's employees tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims back in the states. all of that "early" this friday morning july 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, a beautiful start to the friday, july 15th in new york. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. a lot to talk to you about with the budget crisis, not the only one in washington. minnesota managed to resolve their issue last night. a small sigh of relief for folks there. as we mentioned this happened in week two of a statewide shutdown. you see a diner there in st. paul, the uptown diner. we'll speak with some folks at the diner who are fed up not just with their state government but also with washington. we'll see if they have some ideas for the lawmakers trying to come to some sort of consensus. >>> also rocket roger clemens, hall of -- may be hall of famer, he gets a walk at this point for the famous pitcher, he walks away from his federal perjury trial after a mistrial
brought you in march. curt brooks was headed home from work one night when he appeared a drunken driver on i- 95. so curt did what he does best, he videotaped it. andrea mckaren was in stafford county court where all of this played out with finality today. >> yes, it did. one of our colleagues part of a news story. it turned out his video tape proved critical to the conviction. >> okay, he is about ready to head on collision. oh my god. >> the video is heart stopping and in a courtroom today, a judge watched the tape showing the alleged driver nearly causing a head on collision. >> he almost did. >> it was very compelling. it was clear that this is not just somebody weaving down the road. he almost killed somebody. >> curt brooks had followed the driver more than 25 miles and led police to their suspect. with his dash board camera rolling, curt captured the near head on collision and the suspect nearly running him off the road. we sped up the video so you can see what the judge saw. the driver straddling the center line and swerving on to the shoulder. >> they looked at the initi
, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wall. she was a protege of rupert murdock, rose through the ranks, the ceo. lately, certainly have been seeing her by his side with the flowing red hair. for her to announce she is resigning is certainly big news. in fact, she even said, in her resignation letter, feels a deep responsibility as she puts it, quote, for the people we have hurt and wants to say how sorry i am for what we now know has taken place. >> interesting to hear that kind of language. really kind of resisting we did something really wrong and her resignation letter says that. >> pushing back, too. we now know. >> we didn't know before, she says. then we have that and the fact that justice department here in the united states, is getting involved in this scandal. we're hearing that the fbi is now involved. >> they are involved. and overnight, we are learning from the u.s. attorney general himself, eric holder, he told reporters in australia that, in fact, yes, th
. >>> as rebecca brooks steps down in the uk, the fbi now looking into the murdoch empire. susan candiotti has been all over the story and joins me live from new york. the lawyer for the dollar family telling us that murdoch apologized to that family. what else is rupert murdoch doing in terms of the damage control, and is there any indication brooks in her role might have known what is going on? >> certainly she has denied that, but as you indicated she was editor of news of the world when allegations of the hacking scandal were taking place before they came to light. she has been with that paper for 22 years, and clearly falling on her sword. she did put out a resignation letter and part of it states i am sorry for what we now know has taken place, which seems to indicate again she did not know what was going on, and now she is going to fight that allegation and cooperate in any investigation, and we'll see where it goes from there. in the meantime, rupert murdoch is going out with a full page ad, and it reads in part the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account, and we
to make something has been. >>> a top murdoch executive resigns this morning. rebekah brooks former head of the disgraced tabloid "news of the world" is gone. >>> in southern california, drivers buckling up for carmagedd carmageddon. a bridge demolition that will close down 405, one of california's busiest highways. >>> we begin with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers demanding the probe amid reports that murdoch's journalists hacked the cell phones of 9/11 victims and their families. susan candiotti in new york with the details now. susan? >> reporter: hi, kyra. good morning to you. yes, this investigation is now 24 hours old. as fbi tries to figure out how they are going to approach this. all of it started, kyra, with a report in a british tabloid that a private investiga
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their superiors. lawmakers also grilled a former editor of the news of the world rebecca brooks who was arrested for bribes. the former chief testified 10 press officers in his department used to work for the news of the world. >> news corp.'s board of director said today it's standing behind murdoch and its management team despite the scandal. >>> storms hit the area, this tree snapped and fell on top of two cars on martin luther king boulevard. the tree broke at the base and brought down a power pole as well. luckily no one was hurt. >>> bob is tracking the storms. >> look at the corridor area, one thunderstorms moving down toward the baltimore region. that storm is headed right for north baltimore. so the next 30 to 40 minutes, gusty winds and heavy rain. it's going to get extremely high over the next few days. we have in fact, for thursday an excessive heat watch will be in effect all day long. how hot will it get? will any records be broken and how long will this heat last? we'll have all those answers in my full forecast in a few minutes. >> okay, bob, thank you. >>> despite the storms the
to appear. >> reporter: will likely face tough questions from lawmakers. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released under bail. >> she is not guilty. >> reporter: a second top law enforcement official stepped down monday. john yates decided in 2009 not to reopen an investigation into illegal phone hacking at the news of the world. >> i have acted with complete integrity and my conscious is clear. >> reporter: in another case a top whistle blower was found dead alt his home in watt ford. police say his death is unexplained but not suspicious. the fall out has reached all the way to downing street. he's reassuring the public of a fair investigation. >> the inquire emuy -- inquirey must go beyond. >>> hackers also at the. >>> wire getting closer to d- day and that -- over the nation's debt limit and that apparently is make ago lot of americans mad. show that 48% do not approve of how handling the negotiations. do not like how republicans are handling the talks. they have until august 2nd to agree on a plan. >>> a debate over a new study when a grandparent is driving rather tha
for the cameras as he went out for dinner with rebekah brooks his embattled ceo. the scandal has cost him one of his most profitable papers. staff leaving "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain, a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism, scarily aimed at british working people who enjoyed seeing the rich and the powerful taken down a peg or two, but not families touched by grief. the "news of the world" is under police investigation for hacking into voice mails belonging to relatives of fallen soldiers and a murdered teenager. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent who authorized a reported million-dollar out of court settlement to at least one of the hacking victims. this week, he admitted it was a mistake. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers within complete investigation and that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: in fact it rais
, which will take place next summer. and brooks is out of jail after following her arrest a few hours ago. she was taken into custody in possible connection with a phone hacking case. the chief of london police fell under fire for hiring a consultant. he denies any of the allegations. >> we did not suspect the alleged involvement. >> scotland yard forces are accused of accepting bribes for information. u.k. authorities continue to investigate the widespread allegations. "harry potter" has worked his magic one final time. the last installment brought in $107 million this weekend. that is just in the united states. -- $170 million this weekend. that is just in the united states. it beat the "dark knight". >> such a nice day today. you may have noticed a little more heat and higher committee. each day, we will add a little bit more to that -- how your humidity. each day we will add a little bit more to that. isolated thunderstorm activity near louisville in kentucky. that is about it. temperature-wise, 91 was the high temperature. and we broke above 90 today. 91 at the airport. '88 is typica
and gave a full and sincere apology. >> rupert and james murdoch and rebecca brooks will be forced to appear here in a committee and grill eed closelily politicians who want answers as to how all of this activity went on. one of the people who will be interrogating rebecca brooks had some tough words for her. >> i think he was inevitable. rebecca brooks has given the resignation message she should have given on day one of this scandal when nick davis of the uk "guardian" revealed milly's phone had been hacked. >> but the political dimensions continue to evolve as well. downing street has been forced to put out a list of guests that the prime minister david cameron welcomed to his country residents checkers. mo among them was the now disgraced former editor of "the news of the world." a man hired as director of communications. he visited the prime minister three months after he was forced to step down from that high profile political role. wolf? >> dan rivers in london, much more on this story coming up later. meanwhi meanwhile, libyan rebels locked in heated battle while gadhafi's
-wife brooke mueller. she's admitted to having some drug issues. we sort of detailed that here in the skinny. how she's really been struggling with addictions but wants to be able to take care of her kids. brooke's mom has really stepped in to help take care of these twins. >> someone needs to. >> bree olson, one of the goddesses, said sheen was a great father. >> who really knows what's going on with all of that. >> there you go. you can see e e interview. abcnews.com. pop by if you want to see more of that interview. >> speaking of children. >> yep. >> a little update on the palin clan. i think we talked about this earlier yesterday. this photo basically came out showing brita hansen, who is the wife of sarah palin's eldest son whose name is track. gawker first published this photo showing her very, very pregnant. now they say less than two months after the wedding she is several months pregnant. meaning more than two months. do a little math there, carry the one. >> some people are saying she's like seven, eight months pregnant. >> shotgun. >> seven, eight months along, could be a shotgun
in the uk. news corp executive rebecca brooks has resigned in the wake of a massive media scandal. she oversaw "news of the world" the london tabloid that ceased publication after it was accused of hacking into voicemails of celebrities and crime victims. now, one of those crime victims was a 13-year-old girl who was later found murdered. news corp chairman rupert murdoch plans to meet with that girl's family today. >>> the city of oakland will lose dozens more employees. under the new budget, the tribune says 56 city workers are losing their jobs this month and more cuts are coming. the police department will lose 48 positions next year. two firehouses will be closed daily starting next summer and pay for elected officials is being cut by 15%. >>> in other bay area headlines, a pedestrian is hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a bicyclist on san francisco's embarcadero. police say that the woman in her 40s was in the crosswalk at mission street and crossing legally when she was struck. she suffered a head injury. the cyclist stayed at the scene but may face charges.
photographer, curt brooks, followed the driver more than 25 miles and led police to their suspect. with his dash board camera rolling, curt captured the near head on collision and the suspect nearly running him off the road. the judge sentenced lee to a 60 day jail sentence with all but five days suspended. he was fined $300 and will have his license suspended for a year. >>> much of our nation in the grip of a sweltering heat wave tonight. roads are starting to buckle over in iowa and minnesota after days of these extreme conditions. the temperatures have topped 90 from oklahoma to chicago for days now and now that system is coming our way. anny hong is in for topper shutt. how bad should we expect it to get? >> triple digits in the next couple of days. first, we'll talk about storms. we did have severe thunderstorm warnings for frederick and loudoun county. we are seeing decent storms around our area. south of us, where you can see around clinton, charleston, looking at storms. out towards the eastern shore, we have severe thunderstorm warnings for caroline county and also talbot county.
lane. and several in baltimore city. east madison at constitution street. east baltimore at pen brook boulevard. let's take a live look. you can see not much activity there on the beltway, at 97. there's another look. easy drive for you over the tydings memorial bridge. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. stop in and see the delicious barbecued pulled pork sub. roasted pork with an inresistible pulled pork. >>> building bodies and minds to help build healthy communities. that's the goal of a two-day event put on by general electric. this year, baltimore children are benefiting from this global initiative. >> one, two, three, go. >> reporter: 350 elementary school students are doing everything from playing flag football to playing flag soccer and studying math. >> we had more fun than usual here. because we never came out here and played flag football here before. and it's the first time. we're having fun. >> -- 500 employees from across the country take two days. >> this year, baltimore. >> . >> set, go. >> feeding them the right food. exercising, that kind of thing. hop
brooks has resigned from rupert murdoch's news corporation amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the scandal has widened to include charges of tampering and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" in response to the scandal. meanwhile the fbi is looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. >>> seven minutes after the hour now. 68 degrees. casey anthony will be a free casey anthony will be a free woman this weekend. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> good morning. 67 degrees. sun is up. what a beautiful picture. blue skies, streaky clouds above us. blue sky reflected into the waters of the poto
, there is a possibility that they will be. they were given three months' pay, and promised by rebecca brooks that you saw there in the video that they would find positions for them, but there was anger among them as well. there was an audio clip released that was recorded surrepetitiously, and they say, look, we don't want to work for you anyway. they were bitter of the way it was went down, and they have taken the fall for somebody else did, and chief on the list is rebecca brooks, herself. they want her to step down. thomas. >> we shall continue as we see the story unraveling here, because we are only hitting the tip of the iceberg here. stephanie gosk in london. >>> and another security breach at airports and this time, it is two used by the hijackers, and investigators want to know how a stun gun made it from boston to new jersey. >>> and a man who tried to rob a jewelry store is sentenced. >>> i do not believe that me being first lady should prevent me from expressing my ideas. >> and express them, she did. she was a real dynamo, and i will talk to a presidential historian about how first lady betty
without fear or favor. >> reporter: murdoch's former ceo rebecca brooks will likely face punishing questions from lawmakers when they appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on bail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: police have arrested at least 10 people in connection with the investigation. but no one has been charged with any crime yet. in london, tina krauss. >>> a police inspection will now look into the department. two other senior officers may be involved. >>> if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with christie breslin. >> hi kai, hi everyone. still a pretty slow commute. 10 minutes on the west side interloop, that's where traffic is up to 20 miles. several new accidents to report, northbound richie highway. that is in the aberdeen area. east 33rd at love grove. let's now take a live look, you can see traffic is really coming down there. that's northbound on harris express
t. "cnn newsroom" continues with t.j. holmes who is in for brooke baldwin. >>> the u.s. is one day closer to missing the deadline for paying its bills. a lot of people, you may be one of them, looking for signs that the white house and republicans are getting ready to do a deal. today is not that day. you may have heard that senate leaders, mitch mcconnell and harry reid are trying to hash out a plan palatable to both sides, and there's a separate push for the balanced budget amendment. the president suggested this morning that the u.s. doesn't have time have for any proposals. >> we don't need a constitutional amendment to do our jobs. the constitution already tells us to do our jobs and to make sure that the government is living within its means and making responsible choices. so it this notion that we're going to go through a multi-year process instead of seizing the moment now and taking care of our problems is a typical washington response. we don't need more studies. we don't need a balanced budget amendment. we simply need to make these tough choices and be willing to take o
britain's largest paper. one of rupert murdock's people is going to test. brooks was released on bail after being arrested over the weekend. she was heading the news corp. media division when she stepped down. she turned herself in and is cooperating with police but continues to deny any wrong doing. late last night, london's police commissioner abruptly resigned. the head of police there. paul stevenson announcing he's leaving his post that his unit they are investigating was corrupt. had close ties with news international's now defunct news of the world. pat, i want to invite you in on this. where does this go? it's clear how cozy the relationship was between the politicians and the media. >> right now, it's going up to james murdock. quite frankly, people are going to seize upon this. it's a disaster in england. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal ha
international just resigned. brooks under pressure after the news of the world was implicated in a phone hacking scandal. the chairman of the newscorp, rupert murdoch and his son james plan to appear before british lawmakers on tuesday to answer questions about the scandal. newscorp is the parent company of fox news. former democratic candidate john edwards offered -- ordered to stand trial on corruption charges in october. a judge denying his lawyer's requests for more time. he's accused of illegally using more than a million dollars in campaign funds to cover up his affair with rielle hunter. steve? >> thank you, brian. we've all heard of racial profiling. get ready for what some are calling facial profiling. it's a new technology offered to police departments across the country, the gizmo right there, it's actually part of an iphone attaches to the back of an iphone and then lets officers capture a person's photo from five feet away and it searches that photo through a national criminal data base to see if there's a match. some say that's an invasion of privacy. we have bill johnson, the exe
the pond. rebekah brooks has resigned in the wake of the growing phone-hacking scandal. this is the fbi as it looks look allegations that murdoch's employees tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victims back here in the states. we have got all of that "early" this friday morning, july 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. it is a beautiful start to the friday, july 15th, here in new york. good morning to everybody. out there. i'm chris wragge. >> a fine way to kick off your weekend. nice to have you with us. i'm erica hill. >>> washington, we have been talking about a lot when it comes to the budget crisis not the only capital with one. last night, minnesota, we have been following this as well. government shutdown for two weeks and minnesota managed to resolve their issue last night. a small sigh of relief for folks there but it happens in week two of a statewide shutdown. see the uptown diner in st. paul who are fed up not with just their state government but also with washington. we will talk to them and see if maybe they have some ideas for
on their baby's illness was rebecca brooks. at the time the editor of the sun newspaper, she's now rupert murdoch's british ceo and is herself being questioned by police. john yates, the officer you saw earlier on in my report, has just told the committee that he's 99% sure his phone was hacked, which shows that police investigating the news of the world were themselves not immune. chris? >> i'll tell you, this story grows more and more every day. cbs' elizabeth palmer for us in london. elizabeth, thank you very much. >>> like i said, there's so much more to talk about. we're joined now by steve hewlett who is a media analyst in london for us. good to have you here with us this morning. according to elizabeth's report there are claims the former prime minister gordon brown, the queen both victims of this hacking and rupert murdoch's newspapers. what's the latest on both sides of this story? >> it's going from bad to worse. in fairness, the latest revolution about gordon brown are not hacking, which is about accessing -- illegally accessing voice mailboxes on mobile phones. this is a resul
dollars at work. that will do it for me. cnn "newsroom" continues with don lemon in for brooke baldwin. >> good to see you. long time no see. >> i've been okay. >> have a great afternoon. hi, everyone. i'm don lemon. brooke is off today and a busy day in the news for you. some of the stories we're working on for you right now. the heat is on. i'm sure a lot of you know about it, and if you're not feeling it now chances are you will be very soon. nearly half the country right now under an extreme heat warning, and the triple digits are a triple threat. roads, power grids, people all in the danger zone, but first we're going to get you to washington because here's where we are on the scrambling taking place in our nation's capital to keep the government from defaulting. early this afternoon bulletins went out via the "new york times" and the "wall street journal" that president obama and house speaker john boehner were close to an agreement on debt reduction on a deal there, but the white house is shooting those stories down. listen up. >> the breaking news report that you all probably r
was watching brook baldwin out there yesterday. she said she went to space camp growing up. >> of course she did. that's brooke. brooke is one of those adventurous people i know. you're right. it's amazing to see. yeah, we all grew up with this. so many of us did. this is the thing. as incredible and dramatic as the liftoff is. in some respects i have to think many people might agree. landing is even more impressive. i was speaking with the executive producer about this yesterday. when one of these things lands and it goes back into the stratosphere of 17,500 miles per hour, it's like a rock with wings. and when it lands, when it comes in it has one chance because it's not powered. it can't go past the three-mile strip of pavement where it's going to land. it has one opportunity. >> wait a minute. you know glide ratio. did you go to space camp? >> no, i did not. but i wish i had. i feel like i missed out. >> you can still do it. >> got to try. >> thanks. appreciate it. >>> how about this, the new unemployment report is now giving republican presidential candidates even more ammunition agains
. rebecca brooks is stepping down in the wake of the scandal at the paper. she's the biggest casualty so far of the phone hacking controversy. rupert murdoch suspended brooks and refused to accept her resignation. they agreed to answer questions next week. fox 5 is owned by news corp. >>> a fire at holy cross hospital in silver spring overnight forces the evacuation of some patients. but they are all okay this morning. we get more on this big story from sherri ly live in silver spring. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the hospital remained open and those patients were only evacuated to another area of the building. the fire was put out in about 20 minutes. but it did cause for some tense moments when smoke filled part of the hospital. the hospital workers quickly mobilized, but its emergency plan was put into action. the fire first reported around 11:15 on the third floor of the hospital last night where the labor and delivery suites are located. those patients were safely evacuated. no patient care or deliveries were interrupted. the fire was not inside the building, but it appears
krugman and david brooks th columnists at the "new york times". this conversation took pla before the president's press conference and therefore was edited accordingly. >> whave no consensus in our political system. there is no center. we have no consensus about what all to be happening. so if you try to strike a lo-term deal you're basically stking a deal that nobody actually beeves and that isot going to be adhered to. i think we buy we buy se time. shouldn't be negotiating at all about the debt ceiling but we buy someime and give the voters another chance to weigh in. >> we really need to cut i think some of the rating agencies have said this, we need to cut $4 trillion to sort of stabilize debt levels and if we don't do that that's really bad news. and then the second thing i do think both parties may find it useful to have a framework. no, we're to the going to write a plan that is going to dictate the next ten years of politics but both parties may find it extremely useful to have a framework going forward and believe me none of these plans are very specific. there's a lot o
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